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neither he that loveth abundance, Eph. 1: 4. He hath chosen us in with increase.
him (Christ) before the foundation 1 Tim. 6 : 9. They that will be of the world, that we should be holy, rich fall into temptation and a snare, and without blame before him in and into many foolish and deceitful love. lusts, which drown men in destruc- Gal. 5 : 22. The fruit of the Spirtion and perdition. For the love of it is love. money is the root of all evil, which, 1 JOHN 4: 20. If a man say I love while some coveted after, they have God, and hateth his brother, he is a erred from the faith, and pierced liar; for he that loveth not his broththemselves through with many sor- er whom he hath seen, how can he
love God whom he hath not seen ? Eph. 5: 5. No covetous man hath And this commandment have we any inheritance in the kingdom of from God, that he who loveth God Christ and of God.
love his brother also. 1 Cor. 6: 9. Neither thieves, nor Rom. 5 : 5. The love of God is covetous... shall inherit the king- shed abroad in our hearts by the dom of God.
Holy Ghost. 5: 11. If any one that is called a brother, be ... covetous, not to keep Evidence of Love to God. company with such an one, no not to eat.
1 John 2: 5. Whoso keepeth Eph. 5: 3. Covetousness... let it God's word, in him verily is the love not be once named among you, as of God perfected. — 15. If any man becometh saints.
love the world, the love of the Father Heb. 13: 5. Let your conversation is not in him. be without covetousness.
5:3. This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.
John 14:15. If ye love me, keep
my commandments. - 21. He that § 3. LOVE.
hath my commandments and keep
eth them, he it is that loveth me. I. Love to God.
23. If a man love me, he will keep Deut. 10: 12. And now, Israel, 1 John 4: 20. If a man say, I what doth the Lord thy God require love God, and hateth his brother, he of thee, but to fear the LORD thy is a liar ; for he that loveth not his God, to walk in all his ways, and to brother whom he hath seen, how love him, and to serve the LORD thy can he love God whom he hath not God with all thy heart and with all seen? thy soul, to keep the commandments 2:15. If any man love the world, of the Lori), and his statutes, which the love of the Father is not in him. I command thee this day, for thy 3: 17. Whoso hath this world's good ?
goods, and seeth his brother have 30: 15. I have set before thee this
need, and shutteth up his bowels of day life and good ; death and evil ; compassion from him, how dwelleth in that I command thee to love the the love of God in him? LORD thy God.
Ps. 119: 97. O how I love thy Josh. 22 : 5. Take diligent heed law ; it is my meditation all the day. to love the Lord your God.
– 113. I love thy law. — 119. I love Ps. 91 : 14. Because he hath set thy testimonies. — 127. I love thy his love upon me; therefore will I commandinents above gold, yea deliver him and honor him.
above fine gold. — 159. I love thy 145 : 20. The Lord preserveth precepts. — 165. Great peace have them that love him.
they which love thy law. Rom. 8: 29. All things work to- Jude 21. Keep yourselves in the gether for good to them that love God. love of God, looking for the mercy,
1 Cor. 2 : 9. Eye hath not seen, of the Lord Jesus Christ to eternal nor ear heard, neither have entered life, (See Evidences of Piety.") into the heart of man the things that God hath prepared for those that love him.
one toward another, and toward II. Love to Christians. all men, even as we do toward you.
1 Thess. 4: 9. But as touching John 13 : 34. A new command- brotherly love, ye need not that I ment give I unto you, that ye love write unto you: for ye yourselves one another. As I have loved you, are taught of God to love one anoththat ye also love one another. — 35. er: and indeed ye do it toward all By this shall all men know that ye the brethren which are in all Maceare my disciples, if ye have love donia. But we beseech you, breth-' one to another.
ren, that ye increase more and more ; Rom, 12: 9. Let love be without and that ye study to be quiet, and dissimulation.
to do your own business, and to Eph. 5: 2. Walk in love, as Christ work with your own hands, as we hath loved us, and given himself commanded you ; that ye may walk
honestly toward them that are withPhil. 1: 9. I pray that your love out, and that ye may have lack of may abound more and more.
nothing. Heb. 10: 24. Let us consider one another, to provoke unto love, and
How cultivated. to good works.
13: 1. Let brotherly love continue. Heb. 10: 24. Let us provoke one
1 JOHN 4: 20. If a man say I love another to love and to good works. God, and hateth his brother, he is a Prov. 17: 9. He that covereth a liar; for he that loveth not his broth- trangression seeketh love. er whom he hath seen, how can he 18: 24. A man that hath friends love God whom he hath not seen ? must show himself friendly. And this commandment have we 1 John 4:19. We love him befrom God, that he who loveth God, cause he first loved us. love his brother also.
Ps. 18:1. I will love thee, O Lord, 1 Peter 1: 22. See that ye love my strength. The Lord is my rock one another, with a pure heart fer- and my fortress, and my deliverer. vently.
- 6. În my distress I called upon 2:17. Love the brotherhood. the Lord, and cried unto my God. 3: 8. Love as brethren.
He heard my voice out of his tem1 John 2: 10. He that loveth his ple. brother abideth in the light, and 31 : 23. O love the LORD, all ye there is none occasion of stumbling his saints; for the Lord preserveth in him.
the faithful. 3:11. This is the message that ye have heard from the beginning, that
Fruits of Love. we love one another. - 14. We know that we have passed from Eph. 4: 2. Forbearing one anothdeath unto life, because we love the er in love ; endeavoring to keep the brethren. – 18. My little children, unity of the Spirit in the bonds of let us not love in word, neither in peace. tongue, but in deed and in truth. Phil. 2: 2. Be like minded hay
4: 10. God loved us, and gave his ing the same love, being of one acSon to be the propitiation for our cord, of one mind. sins. — 11. Beloved, if God so loved ROM. 13: 8. Owe no man any us, we ought also to love one another. thing but to love one another. He
- 21. This commandment we have that loveth another hath fulfilled the of God, that we love one another. law. For this, thou shalt not com
Rom. 5:8. God commendeth his mit adultery ; thou shalt not kill ; love toward us, in that while we were thou shalt not steal ; thou shalt not yet sinners, Christ died for us. bear false witness ; thou shalt not
8: 9. If any man have not the covét; and if there be any other spirit of Christ he is none of his. commandment, it is briefly compre
12: 10. Be kindly affectioned one hended in this saying, Thou shalt to another with brotherly love. love thy neighbor as thyself. Love
1 Thess. 3: 12. The Lord make worketh no ill to his neighbor ; you to increase and abound in love, therefore love is the fulfilling of the
Gal. 5: 13. By love serve one it hath been said, Thou shalt love another.
thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. Eph. 4: 1. Walk worthy of the But I say unto you, Love your enevocation wherewith ye are called ; mies, bless them that curse you, do with all lowliness and meekness, good to them that hate you, and with long suffering, forbearing one pray for them which despitefully another in love ; endeavoring to use you, and persecute you; that ye keep the unity of the spirit in the may be the children of your Father bond of peace. — 15. Speaking the which is in heaven; for he maketh truth in love.
bis sun to rise on the evil and on (See Evidences of Piety.) the good, and sendeth rain on the
just and on the unjust. For if ye III. Love to all Men.
love them which love you, what re
ward have ye? do not even the pubIsa. 2: 3. For out of Zion shall licans the same? and if ye salute go forth the law, and the word of your brethren only, what do ye the Lord from Jerusalem. And he more than others? do not even the shall judge among the nations, and publicans so? Be ye therefore pershall rebuke many people. And fect, even as your Father which is they shall beat their swords into in heaven is perfect. plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks. Nation shall not 1 Mar.5:9. Blessed are the peace lift up sword against nation, neither makers; for they shall be called the shall they learn war any more. children of God.
1 CHRON. 22: 6. Then be called 26: 51. And behold, one of them for Solomon his son, and charged which were with Jesus, stretched him to build an house for the LORD
out his hand, and drew his sword, God of Israel. And David said to and struck a servant of the high Solomon, My son, as for me, it was priest, and smote off his ear. Then in my mind to build an house unto said Jesus unto him, Put up again the name of the Lord my God: but thy sword into his place: for all the word of the Lord came to me, they that take the sword, shall persaying, Thou hast shed blood abun- ish with the sword. dantly, and hast made great wars: Gen.45: 4. And Joseph said unto thou shalt not build an house unto his brethren, Come near to me, I my name, because thou hast shed pray you. And they came near. much blood upon the earth in my And he said, I am Joseph your sight. Behold, a son shall be born brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. to thee, who shall be a man of rest; Now therefore be not grieved, nor and I will give him rest from all his angry with yourselves, that ye sold enemies round about: for his name me hither: for God did send me beshall be Solomon, and I will give fore you to preserve life. peace and quietness unto Israel in
Rom. 12: 14. Bless them which his days. He shall build an house persecute you; bless, and curse not. for my name; and he shall be my Rejoice with them that do rejoice, son, and I will be his father; and I and weep with them that weep. Be will establish the throne of his king- of the same mind one toward andom over Israel forever.
other. Mind not high things, but Mat. 5: 39. Ye have heard that condescend to men of low estate. it hath been said, An eye for an eye, Be not wise in your own conceits, and a tooth for a tooth. But I say Recompense to no man evil for evil. unto yoii, That ye resist not evil: Provide things honest in the sight but whosoever shall smite thee on of all men. If it be possible, as thy right cheek, turn to him the much as lieth in you, live peaceably other also: and if any man will sue with all men. Dearly' beloved, thee at the law, and take away thy avenge not yourselves, but rather coat, let him have thy cloak also. give place unto wrath : for it is And whosoever shall compel thee to written, go a mile, go with him twain. Give Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord. to him that asketh thee; and from him, that would borrow of thee, turn Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, not thou away. Ye have heard that feed him; if he thirst, give him
DEUT. 32: 35.
drink: for in so doing thou shalt John 7: 23. Are ye angry at me, heap coals of fire on his head. Be because I have made a man every not overcome of evil, but overcome whit whole on the sabbath day? evil with good.
| Prov. 23: 17. Let not thy heart IV. Passions and Practices by which envy sinners; but be thou in the the Law of Love is violated. fear of the Lord, all the day long.
Rom. 13: 13. Let us walk honest1 Cor. 14: 20. In malice be ye ly, not in strife and envyings. children; but in understanding be 2 Cor. 12: 20. I fear... Jest there
be envying amongst you. Eph. 4: 31. Let all bitterness, and Gal. 5: 26. Let us not be desirous wrath, and anger, and clamor, and of vain glory, provoking one anevil speaking, be put away from other. you, with all malice.
1 Peter 2: 1. Laying aside all Col. 3: 8. Put off all these; anger, malice,and all guile, and hypocrisies, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy and envies, and all evil speakings; as communication out of your mouth. new-born babes, desire the sincere
Titus 3: 3. For we ourselves al- milk of the word, that ye may grow so, were sometimes foolish, disobe- thereby. dient, deceived, serving diverse Mat. 27: 18. He knew that for lusts and pleasures, living in malice envy they had delivered him. and envy, hateful and hating one Acts 5: 17. The Jews filled with another.
indignation laid their hands on the Ps. 37: 8. Cease from anger, and apostles, and put them in the comforsake wrath; fret not thyself in mon prison. any wise to do evil.
7: 9. The patriarchs moved with Prov. 14: 17. He that is soon envy sold Joseph into Egypt. angry is foolish; and a man of wick- James 4: 5. The spirit that dwelled devices is hated.
eth in us lusteth to envy. 15: 1. A soft answer turneth Lev. 19: 17. Thou shalt not hate away wrath; but grievous words thy brother in thy heart. stir up anger.
18. A wrathful man Ps. 34: 21. Evil shall slay the stirreth up strife; but he that is slow wicked, and they that hate the rightto anger appeaseth strife.
eous shall be desolate. 16: 32. He that is slow to anger Amos 5: 10. They hate him that is better than the mighty; and he rebuketh in the gate; they abhor him that ruleth his spirit than he that that speaketh uprightly. taketh a city.
John 7: 7. The world hateth me, 21: 14. A gift in secret pacifieth because I testify of it, that the works anger, and a reward in the
m, thereof are evil.
15: 18. If the world hate you, ye 27: 4. Wrath is cruel and anger know that it hated me before it outrageous; but who is able to stand hated you. If ye were of the before envy?
world, the world would love his 29: 22. An angry man stirreth up own; but because ye are not of the strife, and a furions man aboundeth world, but I have chosen you out of in transgression.
the world, therefore the world ha14: 29. He that is slow to wrath teth you. is of great understanding; but he 1 John 2: 9. He that hateth his that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. brother is in darkness.
19: 19. A man of great wrath, 3: 15. Whosoever hateth his shall suffer punishment.
brother is a murderer. Mat. 5: 22. Whosoever is angry 4: 20. If a man say, I love God with his brother without cause, shall and hateth his brother, he is a liar. be in danger of the judgment.
1 Sam. 18: 8. And Saul was very Rom. 12: 19. Avenge not your wroth, and the saying displeased selves, but rather give place unto him; and he said, They have aswrath.
cribed unto David ten thousands, Eph. 4: 26. Be ye angry and sin and to me they have ascribed but not; let not the sun go down upon thousands: and what can he have
more but the kingdom? And Saul
eyed David from that day and for- persons that did wear a linen ephod. ward.
And Nob, the city of the priests, Rom. 6: 21. What fruit had ye smote he with the edge of the sword, then in those things whereof ye are both men and women, children and ashanied?
sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and
sheep, with the edge of the sword. | JAMES 4:1. Whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence even of your lusts, that war in your members ?
§ 4. CHARITY. Prov. 26: 21. As coals are to burning coals, so is a contentious 1 Cor. 13: 1. Though I speak map to kindle strise.
with the tongues of men and of 1 Sam. 22:9. Then answered Doeg | angels, and have not charity, I am the Edomite, which was set over become as sounding brass, or the servants of Saul, and said, I saw tinkling cymbal. And though I the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to have the gift of prophecy, and unAhimelech, the son of Ahitub. And derstand all mysteries, and all knowhe inquired of the LORD for him, ledge; and though I have all faith, and gave him victuals, and gave him so that I could remove mountains, the sword of Goliath the Philistine. and have not charity, I am nothing. Then the king sent to call Ahime- Aud though I bestow all ny goods lech the priest, the son of Ahitub, to feed the poor, and though i give and all his father's house, the priests my body to be burned, and have not that were in Nob: and they came all charity, it profiteth me nothing. of them to the king. And Saul said, Charity suffereth long, and is kind; Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And charity envieth not; charity vaunthe answered, Here I am, my lord. eth not itself, is not puffed up, doth And Saul said unto him, Why have not behave itself unseemly, seeketh ye couspired against me, thou and not her own, is not easily provoked, the son of Jesse, in that thou hast thinketh no evil, rejoiceih not in given hin bread, and a sword, and iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth, hast inquired of God for him, that beareth all things, believeth all he should rise against me, to lie in things, hopeth all things, endureth wait, as at this day? Then Abime- all things. Charity never faileth: lech answered the king, and said, but whether there be prophecies, And who is so faithful among all thy they shall fail; whether there bé servants as David, which is the tongues, they shall cease; whether king's son-in-law, and goeth at thy there be knowledge, it shall vanish bidding, and is honorable in thine away. For we know in part, and house? Did I then begin to inquire we prophesy in part. But when of God for him? be it far from me: that which is perfect is come, then let not the king impute any thing that which is in part shall be done unto his servant, nor to all the house away. When I was a child, I spake of my father : for thy servant knew as a child, I understood as a child, nothing of all this, less or more. I thought as a child: but when I beAnd the king said, Thou shalt surely came a man, I put away childish die, Abimelech, thou, and all thy things. For now we see through a father's house. And the king said glass darkly; but then face to face: unto the footmen that stood about now I know in part : but then shall him, Turn, and slay the priests of I know even as also I am known. the LORD; because their hand also And now abideth faith, hope, chariis with David, and because they ty, these three; but the greatest of knew when he fled, and did not these is charity. show it to me. But the servants of 16: 14. Let all things be done the king would not put forth their with charity. hand to fall upon the priests of the Col. 3: 14. Above all these things LORD. And the king said to Doeg, put on charity, which is the bond of Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. perfectness: and let the peace of Aud Doeg the Edomite turned, God rule in your hearts. and he fell upon the priests, and 1 Tim. 1:5. Now the end of the slew on that day fourscore-and-five commandment is charity out of a